Apparently, odd food combinations are no longer just for pregnant women. Case in point: Pizza Hut (NYSE:YUM) restaurants in the U.K. now offer hot dog-stuffed crust pizza that comes with a drizzle of mustard.
Need another example? Burger King is testing a bacon sundae in its Nashville, Tenn., market. The ice cream treat is said to resemble the maple and bacon sundae sold at Denny’s (NASDAQ:DENN) and a bacon-flavored milkshake offered at Jack in the Box (NASDAQ:JACK).
The high-calorie novelty eats certainly won’t help the obesity crisis rampaging throughout the U.S. and the U.K. Pizza Hut hasn’t published nutritional information about its hybrid, but a slice of its ordinary stuffed crust pizza weighs in at about 265 calories and contains 11.6 grams of fat. Considering that a typical hot dog boasts 15 grams of fat and contains about 170 calories, one slice of the new pizza could clog a few arteries.
Burger King also hasn’t posted a calorie count for its sweet and savory sundae, but a little online research shows that the burger joint’s regular hot fudge sundae holds 280 calories and five grams of fat, while the standard slice of bacon contains 46 calories and nearly four grams of fat.
Currently, the new pizza and sundae are not scheduled to be tested in other markets.